Zittau Mountain Nature Park

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Zittau Mountain Nature Park
Zittauer Gebirge Naturpark
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Map showing the location of Zittau Mountain Nature Park
Map showing the location of Zittau Mountain Nature Park
The nature park on map of Germany
Location Saxony, Germany
Coordinates 50°53′10″N 14°42′10″E / 50.88611°N 14.70278°E / 50.88611; 14.70278Coordinates: 50°53′10″N 14°42′10″E / 50.88611°N 14.70278°E / 50.88611; 14.70278
Area 133 km2 (51 sq mi)
Established 2008
Governing body German Federal Environment Ministry
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The Zittau Mountain Nature Park (German: Zittauer Gebirge Naturpark) is a nature park in Germany, created in 2008. It lies near to borders of Poland and Czech Republic. It covers an area of 113 square kilometres (44 sq mi) of forests, lakes, meadows and peatlands.

Protected areas[edit]

  • Protection zone I (117 acres) includes the areas with the most valuable natural features and smaller nature parks, the Lausche and Jonsdorfer Felsenstadt.
  • Protection zone II (7611 acres) includes the landscape parks of Zittauer Gebirge and Mandautal.
  • Protection zone III (4610 acres) includes the settlement areas.

Fauna and flora[edit]

There are many protected species in the park, like arnica montana, aster alpinus, drosera rotundifolia, pedicularis palustris and many orchids. The alpine shrew and many species of owl also live there.

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